About Workbridge

Workbridge is the largest New Zealand-owned employment service for people with a disability or health condition.

We help connect Kiwi Jobseekers with great employers

We support jobseekers with disabilities or health conditions, as well as employers and workplaces across the country, with more than 75 employment consultants in 22 centres nationwide.

We also administer New Zealand Support Funds on behalf of the Ministry of Social Development.

Workbridge is an incorporated society and a not-for-profit organisation. Our services are free for employers and eligible  jobseekers.

Looking for a job, or got a position to fill?  Get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

Our Logo

The bridge symbolises not only a connection of two sides, employer and employee, but also the solution to a situation.

The bridge is constructed of two interlocking arches representing the two sides coming together with the section of overlap representing Workbridge’s contribution of bringing together and developing the bond between the two sides.

Each arch is made of three arced lines – employers, employees and Workbridge.

The stylised Koru design at the centre of the arches indicate growth and development and stand for Workbridge’s commitment as a bicultural organisation.

Workbridge logo with te reo

Our History

1931

The Soldiers’ Civil Re-establishment League was formed as a not-for-profit organisation to provide rehabilitation and employment for disabled soldiers of the South African Wars and the First World War.

1942

The Constitution of the League was amended to undertake the training and re-establishment of disabled servicemen of the Second World War. The name was changed to The Disabled Servicemen’s Re-establishment League.

1969

The League was appointed a government agent for both ex-servicemen and civilians from 1 April 1969. The name was changed to The Disabled Re-establishment League.

1974

The name was changed to Rehabilitation League NZ.

1990

The League went through a major restructure and changed its name to Workbridge Incorporated. Workbridge emerged as a dedicated employment service for people with disabilities seeking to gain or retain open employment.

2001

Workbridge Incorporated adopted a new constitution, developing a two-tier governance structure independent of government.